Their ceremony was a Nepali-style Indian wedding and once you were inside the temple, it looked and felt very much like you were in Nepal or India. From the colorful outfits, to the oil lamps and a small wood fire, to the traditional foods served for lunch, it was liked being transported halfway around the world.
As a result of Asid living in Salt Lake City, and Kriti in New York City, they decided to have a destination wedding in the Denver metro area.
The reception the following day was held at a local, modern wedding venue. The men wore dark dress suits, while the women wore beautiful, traditional Indian garments. The ceremony and the reception were two totally different worlds – the old world and the new.
My thanks to Kriti and Asid for allowing me to photograph their wedding, and trusting me to document a culture that I have to admit, I didn’t fully understand. However, I was totally accepted and given a front row seat to witness their traditions with guests and family members, for both the ceremony and reception. One of the hardest parts to covering this wedding was that multiple times the moment would last four or five minutes, getting better and better with each moment. It was actually great practice for learning to work a situation and stay with it to make the best pictures.